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This Law Could Give Tesla Stock a Flat Tire

Tamara Rutter
May 14, 2013

If you owned stock in Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) going into this year, you've probably made a pretty penny. In fact, Tesla stock has gained more than 100% in the past month with the stock now trading around $90 a share. However, it could be a bumpy ride going forward. The electric-car maker's disruptive retail strategy is catching heat from state lawmakers and dealership associations that could prevent Tesla from selling its cars in certain states.

Road-blocking the future
North Carolina's Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a proposal last week for a law that, if passed, could cripple Tesla's chances of selling its zero-emissions vehicles in the state. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, which supports the bill, argues that Tesla's direc